“In meditation we are constantly discovering who and what we are.”  – Chögyam Trungpa

For over 40 years, the Shambhala Meditation Center has offered New Yorkers the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation. Our mission is to inspire an awake and compassionate society through personal and collective transformation. 

We offer public meditation classes, mindfulness training workshops, and a wide range of teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Come and sit with us.

Featured Programs

Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training Weekend I

with Lodro Rinzler

October 28th—October 30th

This urban retreat will introduce and deepen instruction on basic mindfulness meditation practice, and help new and experienced meditators alike incorporate practice into their daily lives. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

with Shastri Elizabeth Reid & Joseph Mauricio

November 3rd—December 8th

Embracing the routine of our spiritual practices is a way to find the ground we need to feel human again. In this class we'll explore the meaning of joy and the true source of personal energy and inspiration. Continue »

Maitri: Five Wisdom Energies

with Acharya Richard John

November 11th—November 13th

Maitri: Five Wisdom Energies is based on the principles of the five buddha families, or five basic energetic styles that make up the phenomenal world. Continue »

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